Dr.Shankar completed his masters degree in Radiation Oncology in 2000 from a renowned medical college in Hyderabad. Following which he did his Neuro-Oncology Fellowship at a well known hospital in Mumbai.
With over 18 years post MD experience , Dr.Shankar's area of specialization includes high precision radiation therapy, Total skin electron beam therapy for Mycosis Fungoides, Intracranial radiosurgery for benign intracranial tumours (Pituitary adenomas, Meningiomas, Acoustic schwannoma, Non-Acoustic Schwannoma etc.,). In terms of extracranial radiosurgery(SRBT) he specializes in Lung, Liver, Pancreas, Spine & Prostate Cancer.
Dr. Shankar is credited for achieving a world record of completing the fastest surgery for trigeminal neuralgia in under 23 Minutes.
Apart from that he is a recipient of various national & international fellowships and has been awarded as the best oncologist by a media house in 2015.
He also has over 54 publications in international peer reviewed journals and book chapters.